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With the Fourth of July approaching, Best Buy is offering some holiday discounts on Macs, dropping its prices on iMacs and on the 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB Retina MacBook Pro. There are a few minor deals on iPads as usual, but if you can hold out on purchasing, you might be able to get a better deal later this month.

We've rounded up some deals on Apple accessories, including several Apple Watch stands, and we've got list of apps and games that are on sale this week.

iPad Air 2

B&H Photo is offering a small discount on most of its iPad Air 2 models, dropping prices by $30 to $50. With the discount, the 16GB WiFi only iPad Air 2 is priced at $469 and the 64GB model is priced at $559. Prices vary somewhat by model, but there are slight discounts to be had.

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MacMall is also offering some discounts on iPad Air 2 models, dropping the prices by $30 to $50. With the discount, the 16GB entry-level Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 is priced at $469, while the Wi-Fi-only 64GB iPad Air 2 is available for $564.

iPad Air

Both Best Buy and B&H Photo have deep discounts on some remaining stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity iPad Air models, as listed below.

- iPad Air WiFi Silver 128GB - $499
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 64GB (AT&T) - $429
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) - $524.99
- iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $529
- iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) - $549

iPad mini 3

Amazon has a couple iPad mini 3 models available at a low price. The 16GB Silver Wi-Fi only model is available for $349, while the 16GB Space Gray Wi-Fi only model is available for $335.

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B&H Photo is offering some modest discounts on various iPad mini 3 models, dropping the price by up to $100. The 16GB WiFi + Cellular iPad mini 3 in gold is available for $469 and the 128GB version is available for $649. The 16GB Wi-Fi only version in Silver is available for $379 and the 64GB Wi-Fi model in Silver is available for $479.

Discounts for each model and and color vary, but most models are being offered at a lower price than you'll find at the Apple Store, and buying from B&H, you won't have to pay sales tax unless you're in New York.

iPad mini 2

Amazon has some discounts on current iPad mini 2 models, offering the 16GB Silver Verizon iPad mini 2 for $329 and the 16GB Space Gray Verizon iPad mini 2 for $329. Amazon also has the 32GB Verizon iPad mini 2 in Space Gray for $375, the lowest price we've seen.

Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Amazon have remaining stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity iPad mini 2 models, which are a good deal if you're looking for an iPad mini. Compared to the iPad mini 3, the iPad mini 2 only lacks Touch ID.

- iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (AT&T) - $449.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (AT&T) - $498.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (AT&T) - $379.99
- iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB (Verizon) - $495
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB (Verizon) - $534.99
- iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB (Verizon) - $429.99

iMac

- 2014 21.5-inch 1.4GHz/8GB/500GB (Best Buy) - $979.99, $20 off
- 2013 21.5-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $1,199.99, $100 off
- 2013 21.5-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $1,399, $200 off
- 2013 27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB (Best Buy) (Amazon) (B&H Photo) - $1,679.99, $120 off
- 2013 27-inch 3.4GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) - $1,794.99, $204 off
- 2014 27-inch 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $2,119.99, $179 off
- 2015 3.3GHz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,849.99, $150 off

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Mac mini

- 1.4GHz/4GB/500GB (B&H Photo) - $464, $35 off
- 2.6GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) - $664, $35 off
- 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB (Adorama) - $938, $60 off

MacBook Air

- 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $824.99, $75 off
- 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) (Amazon) (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $1044.99, $50 off
- 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (Best Buy) (Amazon) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $949.99, $50 off
- 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (Best Buy) (Adorama) (B&H PHoto) (MacMall) - $1,139, $60 off
- 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (B&H Photo) - $799, $200 off
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (Adorama) (B&H Photo) - $829.99, $170 off
- 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $999, $200 off

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Retina MacBook Pro

- 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (Best Buy) - $1,149.99, $149 off
- 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) (Adorama) (MacMall) - $1,424.99, $74 off
- 2015 13-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/512GB (Adorama) (MacMall) - $1,699.99 $100 off
- 2015 15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (Best Buy) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $1,899, $100 off
- 2015 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (Best Buy) (Amazon) (B&H Photo) (MacMall) - $2,374.99, $125 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/128GB (B&H Photo) - $1,149, $150 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $1,229, $259 off
- 2014 13-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/512GB (B&H Photo) (Adorama) - $1,499 $300 off
- 2014 15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (Adorama) - $1,749.99, $250 off
- 2014 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (B&H Photo) - $1,999.95, $500 off

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Apps

There are quite a few apps that are on sale at discounted prices or available for free for a limited time. We'll highlight a few here, but make sure to check out our sister site AppShopper for a complete list.

Shoot 'em up game Star Drift is available for free, down from $2.99. Puzzle game Dwelp is available for free, down from $1.99. Fantasy Gamebook Adventures apps are all on sale for $0.99, down from $5.99: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Note taking app Sketch Rolls is available for free, down from $1.99. Icewind Dale is available for $4.99, down from $9.99. Both Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II are also on sale for $4.99, down from $9.99.

Hitman GO is available for $1.99, down from $4.99. Arcade game Impossible Road is available for $0.99, down from $1.99. Photography app Manual is available for $0.99, down from $1.99. Endless runner Alto's Adventure is available for $0.99, down from $1.99.

Photo editing app Halftone 2 was named Apple's App of the Week, so it will be free to download until next Thursday when a new app is picked.

Apple Accessories

iPhone accessory maker Speck is offering 30 percent off site wide, cutting the prices on all of its products. The discount is applied at checkout.

Groupon is selling the Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless Earbuds for $169.99, down from $199.95. Otterbox's Defender Series Case for the iPhone 6 Plus is available for $34.99, down from $69.90.

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The OVA Wood Apple Watch Charging Dock is available for $69.99 from StackSocial, down from $100. Dragon Dictate 4 for Mac is available from StackSocial for $99, down from its regular price of $154.99.

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The Dual Wooden Charging Dock for iPhone and Apple Watch is available for $24.99 from LivingSocial, down from the regular price of $59.95. Target is selling Beats by Dre Solo HD Drenched headphones for $40 off.

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The Griffin PowerJolt Car Charger is available from Groupon for $24.97, down from $34.99. iHome's Car Charger is available for $14.99 from Groupon, down from $29.99.

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Article Link: Buyer's Guide: Discounts on iMac, Retina MacBook Pro, Apple Accessories, and More
 

scott911

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These prices ( for macbook pro) are the same

2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (Best Buy) - $1,149.99,
2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/128GB (Best Buy) - $1,149.99,

So, why would someone buy the older model? Is it simply a preference for the older style touch pad or something?
 
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jclo

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These prices ( for macbook pro) are the same

2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (Best Buy) - $1,149.99,
2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/128GB (Best Buy) - $1,149.99,

So, why would someone buy the older model? Is it simply a preference for the older style touch pad or something?

Wrong links in there, one of those is from B&H Photo. I doubt anyone would buy the older model at this price point, but the sale on the new model is temporary and will only last a couple of days. The older MacBook is more permanently discounted until supplies run out.
 
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thefourthpope

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I wonder how the Watch dock makers are feeling about the alarm clock feature in OS2. None that I've seen seem to do horizontal charging.
 
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MacBoook160

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I may have posted this in the wrong place initially, so my apologies, but I noticed a great sale on i7/8gb/512 2014 Macbook Air 11 inch, and it's the kind that seems too good to be true (cynicism is a terrible thing, I know!). Any experiences/thoughts? I just purchased a refurbished model and am wondering if I should return that. (I did a bit of research on performance benchmarking, and was surprised to see that the 2013s rate higher than the 2014s, somewhat appreciably, though the 2015s are a bit higher than both)

Thanks for any advice.
 
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